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Audio Annotation Within a Composite Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060641D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Machart, BH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An arrangement is described for use with an interactive text processing system which extends the notion of an Audio Data Object to annotation or comments upon data objects within a document containing multiple types of data.

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Audio Annotation Within a Composite Document

An arrangement is described for use with an interactive text processing system which extends the notion of an Audio Data Object to annotation or comments upon data objects within a document containing multiple types of data.

The notion of an Audio Data Object involves storing audio data in the same manner as normal text objects and graphic objects.

The reviewer of a document quite often needs to comment on certain ideas or statements presented in the document. Where the documents exist in printed form, the comments generally are written right in the document and are never recorded. Alternately, the comments may be dictated, and later transcribed as a separate document. This latter process does not preserve the spontaneity of the audio recording and has much less impact than the original audio commentary.

If the original dictated commentary is stored with the data as a Data Object, it may then be processed as part of the document to which it refers. The term "Audio Data Annotation" is used to described the stored audio data since i commentary on the text data objects and functions much like a written annotation.

The Audio Annotation may also be attached to the other forms of data which may exist in a Composite Document. This provides the means for annotating not only text, but also business graphics, draw graphics, tables, image data, and even original audio data. Any new type of data may similarly be annotated by attac...